Mar. 31st, 2017

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Five Came Back



A screen adaptation of Mark Harris’s 2014 book adds visuals to the story of five Hollywood directors who served in World War II with cameras in tow.
By BEN KENIGSBERG
Five Came Back
March 30, 2017

The Blackcoat's Daughter
Three narratives converge in a gorgeously filmed, deeply unsettling horror film about girls stranded at their boarding school during midterm break.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critics’ Pick
Director Oz Perkins
Writer Oz Perkins
Stars Kiernan Shipka, Emma Roberts, Lauren Holly, Lucy Boynton, James Remar
Rating R
Running Time 1h 33m
Genres Horror, Thriller

The Death of Louis XIV



Albert Serra’s new film is a showcase for a beloved star of French cinema, Jean-Pierre Léaud.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critics’ Pick
Director Albert Serra
Writers Thierry Lounas, Albert Serra
Stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Marc Susini, Bernard Belin, Irène Silvagni
Running Time 1h 55m
Genres Biography, Drama, History

God Knows Where I Am



A documentary recalls the life of Linda Bishop, who had a psychotic disorder and fell through the cracks of New Hampshire’s medical establishment.
By ANDY WEBSTER
NYT Critics’ Pick
Directors Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Stars Paul Appelbaum, Joan Bishop, Doug Bixby, Kevin Carbone, Wayne DiGeronimo
Running Time 1h 37m
Genres Documentary, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery

Karl Marx City



NYT Critics’ Pick Documentary Directed by Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
In this documentary, a filmmaker returns to her hometown in the former East Germany seeking personal and political insight.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critics’ Pick
Directors Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Writers Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Stars Christa Epperlein, Petra Epperlein, Uwe Epperlein, Volker Epperlein, Udo Grashoff
Running Time 1h 29m
Genre Documentary

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Review: In ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ a Cyborg With Soul



GHOST IN THE SHELL
By MANOHLA DARGIS
Director Rupert Sanders
Writers Jamie Moss, William Wheeler
Stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 47m
Genres Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Review: ‘The Discovery’ of an Afterlife, Then the Suicides
THE DISCOVERY



Directed by Charlie McDowell Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller 1h 50m
By NEIL GENZLINGER
Director Charlie McDowell
Writers Justin Lader, Charlie McDowell
Stars Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Riley Keough, Jesse Plemons, Mary Steenburgen
Running Time 1h 50m
Genres Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller


Review: In ‘Life,’ Extraterrestrial Fun, Until Someone Gets Hurt
LIFE



By BEN KENIGSBERG
Director Daniel Espinosa
Writers Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada
Rating R
Running Time 1h 43m
Genres Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Review: In ‘Cézanne et Moi,’ Zola and the Artist Are Pals. However ...
CEZANNE AND I



By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Director Danièle Thompson
Writer Danièle Thompson
Stars Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Déborah François, Pierre Yvon
Rating R
Running Time 1h 57m
Genres Biography, Drama

Review: In ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ the Holocaust Seems Tame
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE



By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Director Niki Caro
Writers Angela Workman, Diane Ackerman (Book)
Stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Efrat Dor
Rating PG-13
Running Time 2h 4m
Genres Biography, Drama, History, War

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